Aug. 21, 2011
2011 World University Games Official Page
SHENZHEN, China - The Ogwumike sisters paced the USA Basketball World University Games Team to its fourth straight gold medal to highlight action on Day 9 of the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
The Ogwumike sisters, Nnemkadi and Chiney, helped the U.S. cruise to its fourth straight World University Games Gold Medal Sunday with a 101-66 victory over Chinese Taipei.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike capped off a fine tournament with her best performance, going 9-of-11 from the field for 24 points along with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Chiney Ogwumike, who also started every game for the Americans, went 5-for-7 from the field for 10 points and grabbed six boards.
For Nnmekadi it was her third USA Basketball gold medal, having previous captured gold at the U19 World Championship in 2009 and at the U18 FIBA Americas Championship in 2008.
Chiney earned her second gold with Team USA, having been part of the U18 FIBA Americas Championship team last summer.
After taking a 29-21 lead after the opening quarter, the U.S. used a 26-17 second period to extend its advantage to 55-38 over Chinese Taipei and cruised from there.
The U.S. taekwondo team continued action Sunday, as four medals were up for grabs. U.S. coaching staff members Tim Ghormley, Ken Kitagawa and Reynaldo Soriano saw their four competitors post a 4-3 record and two of them reach the quarterfinals and finish tied for fifth in the women's 62-67 kg and men's 80 kg competitions.
Brad Lawson had four kills in a reserve role as the United States defeated Norway, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14) to finish 13th. Stanford teammate Erik Shoji, the team's only libero, played the entire match and his brother Kawika Shoji, the team captain, did not play other than as a serving specialist.
Men's Water Polo
The U.S. comeback fell just short in Sunday's semifinal, as the Americans fell by an 11-10 margin to Russia.
After a tightly-contested opening period which finished with the teams knotted at 1-1, the Russians outscored the U.S., 6-3, in the next frame. Trailing by three, the U.S. mounted its comeback, pulling to within one at 11-10 but could not finish in time.
The Wigo brothers combined for five goals, Janson scoring four and Drac scoring one. Janson also assisted on two other goals. Sage Wright assisted on a goal while Jeffrey Schwimer made a steal and Peter Sefton made a block on defense.
The U.S. will now play for the bronze medal, taking on the Republic of Macedonia at 8 p.m. PT Monday night.